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De Blij, Harm J.

Works: 283 works in 1,221 publications in 4 languages and 23,436 library holdings
Genres: History  Maps  Atlases  Textbooks  Conference papers and proceedings  Personal narratives‡vDutch  Biographies  Study guides  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Host, Editor, Other, Creator, 070, Restager , Contributor
Classifications: G128, 910
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Most widely held works about Harm J De Blij
Most widely held works by Harm J De Blij
Geography: regions & concepts by Harm J De Blij( Book )

210 editions published between 1900 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 3,359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction to world regional geography. This edition includes major world events of geographic significance and a substantive revision of the text. It is intended for students and lecturers of geography
The power of place : geography, destiny, and globalization's rough landscape by Harm J De Blij( )

35 editions published between 2008 and 2020 in English and held by 2,738 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In recent years a spate of books and articles have argued that the world today is so mobile, so interconnected, and so integrated that it is, in one prominent assessment, flat. But as Harm de Blij contends in The Power of Place, geography continues to hold billions of people in an unrelenting grip. We are all born into natural and cultural environments that shape what we become, individually and collectively. From our "mother tongue" to our father's faith, from medical risks to natural hazards, where we start our journey has much to do with our destiny, and thus with our chances of overcoming the obstacles in our way." "Incorporating a series of revealing maps, de Blij focuses on the rough terrain of the world's human and environmental geography. The world's continuing partition into core and periphery, and apartheid-like obstructions to migration from the former to the latter, help explain why, in this age of globalization, less than 3 percent of "mobals" live in countries other than where they were born. Maps of language distribution suggest why English, the Latin of today may become as hybridized as its forerunner. The fateful map of religion casts a shadow of what he calls "endarkenment" over the future of the planet in a time of increasingly destructive weaponry."--Jacket
Why geography matters : three challenges facing America : climate change, the rise of China, and global terrorism by Harm J De Blij( Book )

21 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in English and held by 1,784 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Preparing for climate change, averting a cold war with China, defeating terrorism: all of this requires geographic knowledge. In Why Geography Matters, Harm de Blij makes an urgent call to restore geography to America's educational curriculum. He shows how and why the United States has become the world's most geographically illiterate society of consequence - and demonstrates that this geographic illiteracy is a direct risk to America's national security."--Jacket
Atlas of North America by Oxford University Press( )

7 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes a thematic section covering physical, historic, economic, urban, social, and cultural topics, ranging from environmental change to religious practice and from indigenous peoples to migration patterns. These newly drawn maps depict an increasingly multicultural and diverse realm in momentous economic and social transition. The thematic section is preceded by a series of satellite images and followed by detailed cartographic, statistical and narrative coverage of each of the realm's three nations, then regional maps of states and provinces and larger-scale maps of urban areas.--From publisher description
Human geography : culture, society, and space by Harm J De Blij( Book )

93 editions published between 1977 and 2009 in English and held by 1,399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Taking us from our hominid ancestors to the megacities of today, 'Human Geography' brings a new emphasis to the political and economic issues of human geography
Systematic political geography by Harm J De Blij( Book )

48 editions published between 1967 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Why geography matters : more than ever by Harm J De Blij( Book )

17 editions published in 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 967 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overview: In recent years our world has seen transformations of all kinds: intense climate change accompanied by significant weather extremes; deadly tsunamis caused by submarine earthquakes; unprecedented terrorist attacks; costly wars in Iraq and Afghanistan; a terrible and overlooked conflict in Equatorial Africa costing millions of lives; an economic crisis threatening the stability of the international system. Is there some way we can get our minds around these disparate global upheavals, to grasp these events and their interconnections, and place our turbulent world in a more understandable light? Acclaimed author Harm de Blij answers this question with one word: geography. In this second edition of the immensely popular and influential Why Geography Matters, de Blij tackles topics from the burgeoning presence of China to the troubling disarray of the European Union, from the dangerous nuclear ambitions of North Korea to the revolutionary Arab Spring. By improving our understanding of the world's geography, de Blij shows, we can better respond to the events around us, and better prepare ourselves to face the global challenges ahead. Peppering his writing with anecdotes from his own professional travels, de Blij expands upon his original argument, offering an updated work that is as engaging as it is eye-opening. Casual students of geography and professional policy-makers alike will benefit from this stimulating and crucial perspective on geography and the way it shapes our world's events. America, de Blij warns, has become the world's most geographically illiterate society of consequence. Indeed, despite increasing global interconnectivity and rapid change, Americans seem to be less informed and less knowledgeable about the rest of the world than ever. In this compelling volume, de Blij shows why this dispiriting picture must change, and change now
Africa South by Harm J De Blij( Book )

16 editions published between 1960 and 1968 in English and Undetermined and held by 832 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Africa South presents a history and description of southern Africa from the arrival of Europeans until the creation of the Republic of South Africa in 1961. Harm J. de Blij provides a portrait of the landscape and the internal policies and struggles within the region. The work serves as a historical travel guide and an introduction to the history of southern Africa. All the maps in Africa South were prepared by the author
African survey by Alan C. G Best( Book )

14 editions published between 1977 and 1978 in English and held by 713 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Physical geography of the global environment by Harm J De Blij( Book )

30 editions published between 1993 and 2004 in English and held by 695 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Atlas of the United States by George Philip & Son( )

7 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 664 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Publisher: An indispensable item in any modern professional or personal library, the Atlas of the United States offers a closer look at the oldest, richest, and most populous country on the continent. Opening with two pages of the latest statistics, this atlas provides a broad overview of a multicultural and diverse nation taking its first steps into a new century. The heart of this comprehensive volume is a unique thematic section covering physical, historic, urban, economic, social, and cultural topics ranging from environmental change to religious practice, and indigenous peoples to migration patterns. Accompanied by a balanced combination of informative text and instructive charts and graphs, these newly drawn maps seek to explain the dynamic forces shaping the United States of America. The thematic section is followed by a spectacular two-page satellite image of the lower 48 states and several regional maps including a full page for the US Pacific islands plus dozens of larger-scale maps of urban areas. A useful, illustrated gazetteer offers still more precision with charts of census data and descriptions of the history, geography, and industry of each state and its capital. In combination, these components transform the new Atlas of the United States into a home reference unsurpassed in quality that is equal parts study source and travel guide. All of this is facilitated by a comprehensive index with latitude and longitude coordinates and alphanumeric grid references that make finding places effortless. What's more, page number indicators and refined locator windows throughout the atlas allow for easy identification of adjacent map pages. With hundreds of maps rendering every region from Barrow, Alaska to Venice, Florida in layer-colored contours, this atlas is the United States as it hasn't been seen before
A geography of Subsaharan Africa by Harm J De Blij( Book )

17 editions published between 1964 and 1965 in English and held by 628 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Human geography : people, place, and culture by Erin Hogan Fouberg( Book )

59 editions published between 2006 and 2020 in English and held by 611 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Human Geography gets general readers to think geographically across scale and across a wide range of geographical phenomena and global issues. All concepts and themes are touched on with the historical background one would expect, but also with current examples to make the reading more relevant. The content is written in such a way that it is approachable and appealing. It includes all of the important themes in a succinct and engaging narrative style that can easily be understood. From the Field boxes and opening vignettes help anyone who has not personally traveled much of the world. General readers will also find the latest data as they build their understanding of important concepts."--Jacket
Nature on the rampage( Book )

4 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A photographic guide to the destructive forces of nature, discussing the risks of hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, blizzards, mudslides, droughts, wildfires, vocano eruptions, earthquakes, and meteors
Mombasa; an African city by Harm J De Blij( Book )

11 editions published between 1968 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

African perspectives : an exchange of essays on the economic geography of nine African states( Book )

15 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dar es Salaam : a study in urban geography by Harm J De Blij( Book )

17 editions published in 1963 in English and Undetermined and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The world today : concepts and regions in geography by Harm J De Blij( Book )

40 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in English and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Anyone interested in learning about geographic concepts will appreciate this concise book that highlights the most important concepts. The fifth edition presents authoritative content, currency, and outstanding cartography. It continues to build on its strength for understanding maps with the help of additional question types. New coauthor Jan Nijman also helps provide a current view of the field. With its up-to-date information and accessible introduction, this book is engaging for any reader."--
Wine--a geographic appreciation by Harm J De Blij( Book )

7 editions published in 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Earth '88 : changing geographic perspectives : proceedings of the centennial symposium by Earth '88( Book )

3 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This symposium addresses relevant and significant topics related to the advance of science, technology, and exploration over the past century, and concerns for the future
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Atlas of the United States
The power of place : geography, destiny, and globalization's rough landscapeWhy geography matters : three challenges facing America : climate change, the rise of China, and global terrorismAtlas of North AmericaHuman geography : culture, society, and spaceWhy geography matters : more than everPhysical geography of the global environmentAtlas of the United StatesHuman geography : people, place, and cultureThe world today : concepts and regions in geography
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Harm de Blij American geographer

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